Satellite images from Google Earth show extensive land reclamation in the Kroo Bay settlement in Central Freetown. Kroo Bay is not unique in this regard, with large swathes of coastal areas in and around Freetown being reclaimed. These areas are increasingly at risk from environmental hazards and climate change.
Satellite images from Google Earth showing the destruction of the mangroves at Aberdeen Creek in just five years. The images also show extensive land reclamation along the edges of the Creek including adjacent to Lumley Beach.
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